OneCoin founder Ruja Ignatova’s husband, Bjorn Strehl, is now the topic of an investigation by German authorities.
STReH, though being linked to OneCoin’s fraudulent actions, has up to now managed to stay out of the general public eye.
On Might thirtieth, Heimheber for NRWZ reported that (Ruja’s) partner had been spared by the authorities. It is unimaginable, particularly provided that Schramberg native Ignatova has been wished by Interpol and Europol since Might 11.
Nevertheless, it seems that the investigations are actually going in opposition to him.
It is a money-laundering crime.
Round 7.7 million euros is the entire.
German authorities launched an investigation into Strehl in August 2021, in accordance with Himmelheber’s report. Prosecutors have tracked 7.69 million EUR from a Hong Kong account from Ruja to Strehl.
Authorities consider that OneCoin is linked to the cash. The inquiry into Strehl led to a sequence of raids in January. Solely 60,000 euros have been seized because of the persevering with inquiry.
“The very intricate investigations are anticipated to proceed for a number of months,” says Chief Public Prosecutor Hartmann. A “appreciable quantity of proof, significantly within the type of storage media,” continues to be obtainable.
When requested if [Strehl] had beforehand reacted to the costs, Hartmann stated that the accused was represented by a lawyer. A spokesperson for the corporate stated, “We’ve but to listen to from them on this.”
Himmelheber’s makes an attempt to contact Strehl had been ignored.
Strehl’s whereabouts in the USA stay a thriller.
Ruja Ignatova was charged by a US grand jury in 2017. Final month, Interpol positioned a pink discover on her identify.
OneCoin’s Ponzi rip-off might have offered a windfall for Strehl. Up to now, nevertheless, he is been capable of keep away from going to jail.
One may speculate that Strehl is feeling the consequences of his OneCoin position.